Dougherty Station Public Library

Client: City of San Ramon and Lennar Communities/BLC
Services Provided: Master Planning, Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: San Ramon, CA
Project Size: 11,800 sf
Completion Date: September 2005
Program: Stacks, Information Commons, Circulation, Reference, Periodicals, Reading Area, Quiet Study Area, Children’s and Story-Telling Area, Community Room, Computer Study and Training Room, Offices, Staff Room, Support Areas

This 11,800 sq. ft. Public Library is part of the new “Village Center”. A partnership between the City of San Ramon, Private Developers and the Contra Costa Community College District has created a new 200,000 sq. ft. “Village Center”. The Center integrates the Library and a community center, police sub-station, child care center, as well as housing and retail/office functions with college functions.

The Library is designed to be flexible and expandable. This aids in its unique mission to serve the needs of both the community and the college. The building’s adjacency to the college will allow future inclusion of a Learning Resource Center.